Illustrated Dictionary of Symbols in Eastern and Western Art
By (author) James Hall
Illustrated Dictionary of Symbols in Eastern and Western Art by James Hall
Book DescriptionA companion volume to James Hall's perennial seller Dictionary of Subjects and Symbols in Art, which deals with the subject of Christian and Western art, the present volume includes the art of Egypt, the ancient Near East, Christian and classical Europe, India and the Far East. Hall explores the language of symbols in art, showing how paintings, drawings, and sculpture express many shades of meaning from simple, everyday hopes and fears to the profoundest philosophical and religious aspirations. The book explains and interprets symbols from many cultures, and over 600 illustrations clarify and complement the text.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780064309820
(229mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Westview Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 10-Jan-1996
Country of Publication: United States
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Offering a rich and lively history, this is an essential read for all those interested in this most enduringly popular and humane of art forms.
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